Smear sideways to Young Emma out to dinner with her parents at Breadstix. Mrs. Pillsbury is upset that they have a Latina waitress (who she calls "Amigo") instead of their normal ginger waitress. And then she hands Emma a baby wipe to rub the nasty non-ginger germs off her water glass.
Back at dinner, Will has heard enough. He points out that Emma's parents are more than a little bit racist. "All I know is that if Emma and I were blessed enough to have a child, I wouldn't care what he or she looked like. And you know what? If my child had OCD, I'd maybe try to show a little compassion instead of calling her a name that makes her feel like a freak." After a stunned silence, Mrs. Pillsbury announces that the beans Will served are a disaster. Mr. Pillsbury: "These beans are what happens when you sit out an election, Rose." Mrs. Pillsbury: "There wasn't a ginger candidate."
Kurt approaches Rachel at her locker. He knows that she told Coach Beiste that she's running for senior class president. Because Coach Beiste is running those elections, a fact I forgot to mention earlier. Kurt doesn't understand why Rachel would stab him in the back like this. But Rachel has decided that she has to win the election for her college applications, because she's convinced that Mercedes has won the lead in the musical. I'm trying to figure out why she thinks she has a snowball's chance in hell of winning. She's probably the only student in the school less popular than Kurt. But Kurt gives her a speech about how she's running just to boost her résumé, while his election would mean something special. So he declares all-out electoral war. Commercials.
Emma's office. The directors have called Rachel and Mercedes there to announce their decision. Coach Beiste: "It was one of the hardest decisions of my life, and that includes when I had to sell one of my prize donkeys to pay my gas bill. I sold Kim, but I kept Khloe." In any case, the directors have decided to double-cast the role. And while Rachel assumes that means she'll get the prime performances while Mercedes gets stuck with matinees, they've actually decided to run the show for two weeks so both Marias get an equal number of evening performances. When Mercedes hears that Maria is the only role that's being double-cast, she decides they're doing it just to spare Rachel's feelings, since she's certain that she won the role fair and square. She doesn't want any pity roles, so she quits.